EDIT: Winner at Happy Little Stampers
Today I have another non-holiday card to share with you. The heart mask, floral wreath and colored card base are all inspired by Gloria's card (shown below).
First I stamped the little squirrel from The Greeting Farm's Wood Friends set. Then, masking his feet and tail, I stamped the tree stump image from Pix's Favorite by Mama Elephant. I used the second largest heart die from Memory Box's Cross Stitch My Heart set to cut out a mask. Then I stamped a bunch of little images around the mask to create my wreath.
The acorn image is from the Wood Friends set I listed above, and the little mushroom and leaf are from the Pix's Favorite set I mentioned before. The small flower bouquet and the heart (bottom right corner) are from Mini Pony Party. It's a Simon Says Stamp exclusive collaboration with The Greeting Farm and was part of the STAMPtember release. The small pumpkin is from Meowlloween, another set from Mama Elephant. It's so nice that a lot of American stamp companies have similar styles: bold outlines and cute images, so that we can mix and match our stamps to create more unique scenes.
All of the images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers. I've also heat embossed my squirrel with clear embossing powder and some images with sparkly ones. The sentiment is a Paper Smooches gold heat embossed die cut. To finish off the card, I traced the heart shape and added stitched lines with my black gel pen. You can see that it's a thicker pen that makes the lines more dimensional and reflective under light. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I hope you have enjoyed it, too!
HLS: CASE the Designer / Memory Box: Marvelous Metallics / Stamp Ink Paper: ATG but Christmas
Farm Fresh Challenge: Sparkles / Always Use Rubber: Summer/Autumn / Cards und More: ATG with Sparkle
7kids: ATG (I've used a bunch of Copic Sketch Markers, you can shop here!) / Die Cut Divas: Layers (Layered images) / Sweet Kobylkin: Chasing Mojo Challenge